01 December to March 31
Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Open: Tuesday during summer hours, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Sundays for large groups ( 20+ ) Please ring the museum to discuss times etc.
Entrance: $25 adult, $10 per child. Family $60 Eftpos or cash, no credit cards.
Allow: 2 hours – Please arrive before 2 pm.
We advise you to wear comfortable footwear.
Bring your camera to capture photos of your favourite pieces in the collection.
Most of the museum is pushchair and wheelchair accessible, but there are some areas only accessible via stairs.
A wheelchair is available – please ask for assistance if needed.
Plenty of parking is available at the museum. Be sure to visit our gift shop.
Without you this collection could not be preserved
for future generations…
We rely on donations to support the museum and any contributions recieved are greatly
appreciated. If you would like to make a donation to the Packard and Pioneer Museum
please do so via direct debit. Our account details are as follows:
The Anawhata Museum Charitable Trust
Reference as ‘donation’
The Anawhata Museum is the old name of the museum as that was where it was originally located. The name was later changed to the Packard and Pioneer Museum
Please email [email protected] if you have made a donation so we can acknowledge your contribution
Don’t forget to support our wonderful sponsors
This museum only has a chance for survival because you, the public, and the following local businesses and organisations have come in behind it. Taking an amazing hidden collection of this breadth, and successfully turning it into a destination and educational resource for the whole of Northland and New Zealand is no mean feat.
A huge amount of voluntary labour and resources have enabled us to get where we are currently. We are so grateful for those businesses who simply put their hands up and said, “How can we help?” Some businesses have donated specific items, or labour. Others donate on a regular basis to our volunteer budget, allowing us to reimburse the petrol costs of our volunteers coming in every week to polish and repair and build, organise and clean to improve the presentation of the exhibits.
Huge thanks to the Sponsors and Suppliers listed below, who in some way have helped the collection on its journey;
Pub Charities Commission
Oxford Sports Trust
Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS)
New Zealand Community Trust
Tony Gorden Panelbeaters
Wynn Fraser Paints
Brian Craig Engineering
Phil Durham Electrical
The Office Café
Jeff Oliver Print
Ecosse Business Systems
We are also working closely with other museums, providing items for loans for exhbitions and special events, and working together to promote Whangarei and Northalnd as a top tourist destination.